AIA Marks 150 Years of Service to Insurance Industry

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The American Insurance Association (AIA) is marking 150 years of service to the property-and-casualty insurance industry in 2016. To commemorate this milestone, AIA has launched a new website detailing its history and many contributions over the past one and a half centuries and unveiling an anniversary logo.

The American Insurance Association (AIA) is marking 150 years of service to the property-and-casualty insurance industry in 2016. To commemorate this milestone, AIA has launched a new website detailing its history and many contributions over the past one and a half centuries and unveiling an anniversary logo. Celebrations highlighting AIA’s achievements will take place at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) spring meeting in New Orleans next month and later this year in Washington.

“Throughout our 150 year history, AIA has worked to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the vital role insurers play in our economy,” said Leigh Ann Pusey, president and CEO of AIA. “Our rich history of leadership and innovation has allowed us to better adapt and serve our members as the nature of risk evolves.”

Originally founded in 1866, the American Insurance Association, formerly the National Board of Fire Underwriters, was established with the purpose of creating consistency within the fire insurance industry. The National Board of Fire Underwriters joined two other organizations in 1964, the original AIA and the Association of Casualty and Surety Companies, to form the American Insurance Association we know today. As one of the oldest trade associations in America, AIA is a trailblazer in the national and international insurance industry.

“AIA has reached a major milestone and we will take a few moments this year to remember 150 impactful years on our industry and how they’ve benefited our daily lives,” said Pusey. “However, we won’t rest on our laurels. We will continue our tradition of dedicated service and advocacy for insurers and the customers they serve.”

AIA’s anniversary website encompasses highlights and major accomplishments ranging from the creation of the first National Building Code in 1905 to the industry’s response to natural catastrophes like Hurricane Andrew and Super Storm Sandy.

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